Physiotherapy has a significant role in health promotion and treatment of injury and disease.
Physiotherapy is unique in that it takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle. It focuses on restoring, maintaining and maximizing the patient’s strength, movement, and overall well-being.
Physiotherapists combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability that affect the nervous, musculoskeletal, and cardiopulmonary systems.
Physiotherapy treats diverse injuries and diseases that have an effect on muscles, joints, and bones, nervous system, lungs, and cardiovascular system.
Physiotherapists employ mechanical force and movements in a variety of treatment methods. Their goal is to help patients regain maximal physical capacity according to their own potential for recovery.
These methods include, but are not limited to, manual techniques, exercises, laser therapy and shockwave therapy.
Conditions treated with physiotherapy:
- Back, neck, joints pain
- Hip, knee replacements
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Herniated disc
- Pregnancy pains
- Cardiovascular rehabilitation
- Post surgery rehabilitation
- Muscle imbalances
- Plantar fasciitis
- Postural correction